Floristry - Introduction

The flower workshop course is designed to give students the opportunity to discover and use a range of the latest skills and techniques used in flower arranging and floristry .

Course Content

The first day will be geared around designs for weddings. We will explore the latest trends for weddings and create designs based around these .

The second day will include designs for the table and for the home

The final day we will explore designs for events.

Students will be required to bring the flowers , foliage and materials for making the designs each day. The tutor will give advice on where to purchase these at reasonable cost.

During the practical workshop you can reproduce or apply your own interpretation of the design demonstrated by the tutor.

By the end of the course you will-
Understand the use of basic tools for floristry
Demonstrate conditioning and care for a range flowers and foliage
Demonstrate some of the latest techniques used in floristry
Understand some buying and ordering of flowers and foliage
Practice health and safety procedures used in floristry
Begin a portfolio of work .
Construct floral designs., which you will take home.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

The course is open to beginners or those with some experience in flower arranging. An interest in flowers and flower arranging and a consideration for Health and Safety and others is important.

First Class Requirements

Details of what to bring to the first session will be sent via email .

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

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